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This easy grilled salmon recipe in foil, with basil pesto and sautéed peppers and shallots, requires virtually no clean-up. It’s perfect for busy weeknights and entertaining! 254 calories and 1 Weight Watchers SP | BBQ | Baked | Healthy | Keto | Recipes | Packets | With Vegetables | On Grill #salmonrecipes #grilledsalmon #foilpackets #healthygrillingrecipes #ketorecipes #smartpoints
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Easy Grilled Pesto Salmon in Foil Recipe

This easy grilled salmon recipe in foil, with basil pesto and sautéed peppers and shallots, requires virtually no clean-up. It’s perfect for busy weeknights and entertaining! 254 calories and 1 Weight Watchers SP
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Gluten Free, Grilling Recipes, Healthy Dinner Recipes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 254.1kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon salmon filet with or without skin (remove before eating)
  • 3 tablespoon basil pesto purchased or homemade

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes.
  • Add the red bell pepper, salt and pepper, and cook until the bell pepper is just tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Lay the salmon on a double sheet of foil that is lightly coated with cooking spray.
  • Spread the pesto over the salmon and arrange the shallot and red bell peppers over the pesto.
  • Seal the foil by folding it as though you wrapping a present. Slide the foil packet onto the grill and close the lid. Cook until the salmon is just cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon. Take care not to overcook the salmon.
  • Unwrap the salmon from the foil,4cut into pieces and serve hot or at room temperature.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 1 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 6 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 0.16of Salmon | Calories: 254.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.7g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 12.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 65.2mg | Sodium: 186.2mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.8g